Firefighters Handle Chimney Fire

Last week, Washington Township Fire Companies were dispatched to a Chimney Fire on Mission Road. First arriving officers found nothing to be showing from the exterior of the structure except for light smoke showing from the chimney. Incoming engines from Schooleys and Long Valley were advised to go to the roof, empty the fire box and check for the possibility of extension. Interior crews found high heat behind the fire box and located an active fire at the base of the flue. Crews knocked the fire with a water can and performed overhaul. All units left within an hour.